This week it is a battle of the three apple high creatures that constantly foil their full sized foe.Â Who will win the battle between the blue Peyo creations, the Smurfs, and the Belgian knock-offs the Snorks? FIGHT! Be sure to check out the next Major Spoilers Podcast to see who the Major Spoilers Crew picks to win. oh, and let’s not forget… PPPPPoooooooooooollllllll.
Creator Mark Andrew Smith has a new graphic novel hitting the stores next week, and sent Major Spoilers an advanced review for potential review.Â We’re going to go one step further and provide the Major Spoilers Legion with a sneak peek of the first eight pages, that certainly have me interested in reading further to find out what is going on.
Marvel has announced Thor will get the animated treatment for television.Â Marvel Animation will produce 26 half-hour episodes to begin airing in 2010. The animated series will follow the Norse god of thunder, as he defends his mythical home of Asgard against fantastical villains, fiendish hordes, winged creatures and angry giants. The show will take place in various worlds — from mountainous landscapes to places of icy mists and fiery voids and will include many of the comic’s supporting cast, such as Balder the Brave, the Warriors Three and Thor’s evil adopted brother Loki. Iron Man: Armored Adventures debuts in
I’ve been wondering when Boom! Studios would tackle more Lovecraft titles and bring more creatures from the Cthulhu mythos to print.Â The answer is December, when H.P. Lovecraft’s prose poem, Nyarlathotep is brought to life in a 32-page hard cover tome, illustrated by Chuck BB. “I was absolutely excited to take on a Lovecraft project,” said illustrator extraordinaire Chuck BB.Â “What appeals to me so much about Lovecraft’s writing is that he is able to express a level of scariness that is less about spooking you, and more about making you feel small and insignificant in an unexplored world.Â Lovecraft
Image Comics has announced its popular monster filled series Screamland is getting the trade paperback treatment this October. “In an era of films shot against green screens and fixed in post, where have the iconic creatures gone,” writer Harold Sipe asked. “SCREAMLAND is a love letter to old Hollywood using monstrous metaphors, while not whitewashing over any of the ugly bits. The characters’ fall into unattended convention signings, failed romances and dot-com busts is only the beginning of the story.” The 152-page trade will sell for $16.99. via Image Comics
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the exclusive covers for Madman Atomic Comics and Gemini, available this weekend at the Emerald City Comic Con. Emerald City Comic Con is my hometown convention,” GEMINI co-creator and writer Jay Faerber said in a prepared statment. “Debuting my newest creation there, with an exclusive cover nonetheless, was too perfect an opportunity to pass up.” MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS creator Mike Allred added, “There’s a lot of buzz up here in the Pacific Northwest for the Emerald City Comic Con and since I wasn’t able to attend this year, I still wanted to do something
With the success of Mouse Guard, I expect to see many more anthropomorphized fuzzy critters running around in comics. AAM/Markosia has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of N-Guard #1 featuring just such creatures fighting against something evil.